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Pavel Datsyuk's KHL Team Wins Title

Apr 17, 2017 5:30 PM

Pavel Datsyuk's return to Russia has culminated with another championship victory for the former Detroit Red Wings star.

Datsyuk's SKA St. Petersburg won the Gagarin Cup on Sunday, defeating Metallurg Magnitogorsk 5-3 in Game 5 to win the Kontinental Hockey League's championship series 4 games to 1.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Wings To Retain GM Holland, Coach Blashill

Apr 12, 2017 1:14 AM

After missing the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons, the Red Wings aren't embarking on a total shakeup.

GM Ken Holland says Jeff Blashill will remain Detroit's coach. Blashill, who was hired in 2015 after Mike Babcock's departure, made the playoffs in his first season, but Detroit went 33-36-13 in 2016-17.

"I believe in Jeff Blashill," Holland said Tuesday. "I believe in him because of his résumé before he got here. I worked with him every day. I know he works at it. He's talking to people. He's gathering information. He's trying to get better."

Holland received his own vote of confidence from Chris Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings and son of team owner Marian Ilitch.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor

Red Wings Miss Playoffs For The First Time Since 1989-90

Mar 29, 2017 5:23 PM

The Red Wings have been a model of consistent excellence in the NHL, but with Tuesday's loss in Carolina, one of the league's most remarkable streaks has come to an end.

For the first time since the 1989-90 season, a span of 25 seasons, the Red Wings will not make the playoffs.

Detroit's 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes, coupled with wins by the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, eliminated the Wings from postseason contention.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor

Rangers Send Two Draft Picks To Wings For Brendan Smith

Mar 1, 2017 2:03 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Brendan Smith from the Red Wings in exchange for the Rangers’ own third round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Ottawa’s second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Smith, 28, has skated in 33 games with Detroit this season, registering two goals and three assists for five points, along with 34 penalty minutes. He is averaging 18:44 of ice time per game this season, which is a career-high, and he ranked fourth among Red Wings defensemen in average ice time in 2016-17. 

Press Release

Tags: New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Red Wings Lose Howard For Four To Six Weeks

Dec 23, 2016 6:51 PM

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will miss four to six weeks due to a knee sprain, general manager Ken Holland told reporters Friday.

Howard was hurt Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss at Tampa Bay. He left the game in the second period, unable to put weight on his right leg.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Injury, Misc Rumor

David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career

Dec 23, 2016 2:01 AM

David Legwand announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 16-year NHL career that began as the Nashville Predators' first draft pick.

The 36-year-old Legwand had 228 goals and 390 assists in 1,136 career regular-season games with Nashville, Detroit, Ottawa and Buffalo. He's Nashville's career leader in goals (210), assists (356), points (566), game-winning goals (41) and games (956). He had five goals and nine assists in 79 games last season for Buffalo.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Red Wings Re-Acquire Martin Frk Off Waivers

Nov 2, 2016 1:09 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have claimed forward Martin Frk off waivers from Carolina, and they assigned him Tuesday to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Sweden Names Wings' Zetterberg World Cup Captain

Aug 12, 2016 5:50 PM

Henrik Zetterberg will be Sweden's captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

Zetterberg's captaincy was announced at an event in Stockholm. This is his 13th international appearance for Sweden and second as captain.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Wings, Danny DeKeyser Agree To Six-Year, $30M Deal

Jul 26, 2016 12:22 PM

Defenseman Danny DeKeyser is staying home, agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

The 26-year-old had an arbitration hearing set for Thursday, but Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday that DeKeyser has agreed to a six-year, $30 million contract.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Brad Richards Retires After 15 NHL Seasons

Jul 21, 2016 2:01 AM

Longtime NHL center Brad Richards has retired after 15 seasons in the league, the NHL Players' Association announced Wednesday.

Richards made stops with the Lightning, Stars, Rangers, Blackhawks and Red Wings. A 2011 All-Star, he collected 298 goals and 634 assists in his 15 seasons.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Red Wings Sign Luke Glendening To Four-Year Extension
Luke Glendening's new four-year deal with the Red Wings is worth $7.2M.

Pavel Datsyuk Signs Two-Year Deal With SKA St. Petersburg
Pavel Datsyuk left the Red Wings with a year left on his contract.

Pavel Datsyuk Decides To Leave Wings, Will Return To Russia
After 14 NHL seasons with the Red Wings, Pavel Datsuyk is returning to his native Russia.

Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe Passes Away At 88
Gordie Howe led the Red Wings to four Stanley Cups and was the boyhood idol of Wayne Gretzky, who eventually broke his scoring record.


John Torchetti Joins Red Wings Coaching Staff
The Red Wings hired John Torchetti as an assistant coach on Thursday.

Pavel Datsyuk To Retire After NHL Playoffs
Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk plans to retire from the NHL and go back to Russia after this season.

Red Wings Move Closer To Playoffs
The Red Wings will be back in the NHL playoffs if they beat the Bruins on Thursday night.

Leafs To Host Wings In Outdoor Game
The Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100-year anniversary with an outdoor game on January 1 at BMO Field.

East Wins Skills Competition; Wings' Larkin Fastest Skater
The Eastern Conference won the NHL skills competition 29-12 on Saturday.

Red Wings Sign Justin Abdelkader To Seven-Year Deal
Justin Abdelkader's new deal is worth an average of $4.25M per season.

Wings Prospect Jerome Verrier Breaks Leg
Jerome Verrier collided with Darren Helm during the training camp's first ten minutes.

Johan Franzen Cleared To Play
Johan Franzen was limited to 33 games last season because of post-concussion syndrome and other injuries.

Red Wings, Tomas Jurco Agree On Two-Year Deal
Tomas Jurco scored 3 goals in 63 games with the Red Wings last season.

Red Wings Sign Eric Tangradi To One-Year Contract
Eric Tangradi played just seven games for the Canadiens last season.

Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Voted Into HOF
Chris Pronger is still under contract as an NHL player.

Wings Hire Jeff Blashill As New Head Coach
Jeff Blashill has coached the Red Wings AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids the past three seasons.

Source: Red Wings To Name Jeff Blashill New Head Coach
Jeff Blashill has been groomed to be Mike Babcock's replacement as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

Wings Waiting For End Of AHL Season To Announce New Coach
Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill has been an candidate to take over the Red Wings.

Dan Bylsma Free To Take Any Head Coaching Job Offered To Him
Buffalo, San Jose, New Jersey and Detroit have coaching openings.

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Fetisov Wants To Prevent Young Russians Jumping To NHL
Slava Fetisov wants to stop Russians from moving to North America before they turn 28 years of age.